Saturday, July 11, 2009

Starting our ABC's

Just wanted to explain the purpose of this blog a little before we start -

For the next two months, we will be working on the letters of the alphabet to help with letter recognition. Each day will be given a letter, starting with A, ending in Z. On days that don't give us as much to do with the letters (Q, X, etc..) we will also use it as an alphabet review day.

At the end of each day, I will go ahead and post what we did to hopefully inspire some more creative ideas! For those who wonder about the age level of our projects, Jase is 3 years old.

Each posting will begin with the letter of the day, created to look like some type of animal or object. I have to give a huge amount of credit to the "No Time for Flashcards" blog for these letters. Some ideas I've came up with myself, the rest all have came from there. It's an amazing blog to check out!

No Time For Flash Cards Her Cup Overfloweth

We will also take advantage of Mondays to participate in Muffin Tin Mondays, which is inspired by the "Her Cup Overfloweth" blog. Go ahead and follow the link above to learn more about this. has a great section on the ABC's that we will incorporate into our lesson plans each day. Each interactive letter page has accompanying worksheets to print off. Check it out at -

To start off our alphabet unit, we read some of our favorite alphabet books.

All of these books have been read and tested by the both of us and we love them! Animalia is a higher reading level, but Jase still enjoys looking at the pictures. We tried reading "The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z" by Steve Martin, but this is definitely meant for a higher age group - neither of us enjoyed this book much at all.

Feel free to leave any comments or suggestions regarding our letter days! There are sooo many possibilities out there, we couldn't begin to fit them all in each day, but hopefully we can hit on some good ones!

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